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Re-finance scheme of Loan in Punjab Flood Affected Areas

By Sameer Shaharyar • Oct 24th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Flood Relief package in Punjab Pakistan by the banks is on the way, and this is a great news for farmers and small to medium size businesses in the flood affected areas. Billions of rupees have been lost and infrastructure is in tatters in those areas. In these testing times, this package is a blessing.
The [...]



Multan Showdown

By Sameer Shaharyar • Oct 16th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Media hype plus the presence of the evergreen renegade Javed Hashmi in NA-149 Multan has made the by-elections of today a special event. Media talkshows are solely focusing on the Multan politics, slicing and dicing every angle, and analysts of every breed are coming up with all kinds of predictions and forecasts.
There are many candidates [...]



History of Asad Umar of PTI

By Sameer Shaharyar • Sep 27th, 2014 • Category: Features

Asad Umar is the right hand of chairman PTI Imran Khan. His brother Zubair Umar is in PML-N, the party against which Imran Khan is blazing all the guns. So this family of Asad Umar is enjoying the booty no matter if PTI is in power or PMLN is ruling the country.
So who is this [...]



Pakistani Anchors Match with Philosophers

By Sameer Shaharyar • Sep 21st, 2014 • Category: Politics

Buck stops with them. They know everything and have got the solution of everything. They are the super brains which know everything in every field of knowledge. Just watch their one talk show and you will be like you have graduated from Harvard or Yale. Listen to them for few months, and you are better [...]



Kaira, Hamid Gul Part of Script

By Sameer Shaharyar • Sep 15th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Javed Hashmi keeps spilling the beans and the more he speaks the more Imran Khan drowns into the abyss of shame. Yesterday, Javed Hashmi gave more details about the ‘Sazish March’ and confirmed the role of retired generals, present chief justice and Angels in the conspiracy.
One thing which has been disclosed by the PPP sources [...]



Shahbaz Sharif Flood Relief Efforts are Amazing

By Sameer Shaharyar • Sep 12th, 2014 • Category: Politics

Nature’s fury wrecked havoc in the plains of Chenab and Jehlum and now heading towards the border of Punjab. Chief Minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif wrote a new history of tireless efforts and unprecedented relief work. He is walking with the flood flow, ensuring that damage can be as minimum as possible.
Remember, we are a developing [...]



Islamabad Sazish Still Going On

By Sameer Shaharyar • Sep 5th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Those who think that after Javed Hashmi’s revelations, the choreographed political drama is about to fizzle out are living in la la land. It surely acted as spanner in the works and baffled the players, but the handlers are too experienced, adamant, and determined than the players. They have backed-off a little, just to strike [...]



Imran and Qadri Attack State of Pakistan

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 31st, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Islamabad is under attack. It’s absolute havoc here in the red zone of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri’s armed supporters are trying to march forward but shelling from the police is deterring their movement. They have already attacked parliament house, president house, and now advancing towards Prime Minister house.
Supporters of [...]



Again Politicians are Bad and Chief is Great

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 29th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

Give extension to that most powerful person in Pakistan, who is retiring in October, and everything will be creamy and breezy again. That is the primary reason for all this fuss. Letting go of Musharraf and working as a Zombie Prime Minister are just secondary demands which have to be done no matter what, but [...]



Shahbaz Sharif Shaheed is Target

By Sameer Shaharyar • Aug 25th, 2014 • Category: Lead Story, Politics, Worth A Second Look

This time the martyr has been selected from the Punjab. This will not only enable them to eliminate the rising threat of sharifs from the Pakistan most populous and powerful province, it will also let smaller provinces know that they are not the only ones to boast about martyrs. Game plan is clear and implementation [...]